Q Processing Course Level One
This is a suitable level for any coffee professional along the chain (from growers to baristas) willing to learn about the main processing methods, how they are carried out, and how they impact coffee chemistry and coffee flavor. The training part of the course includes lectures and a comparative cupping of processing methods and can be taught at any cupping laboratory. The competencies are tested through a written exam, in which a basic knowledge about processing needs to be demonstrated to receive a Q Processing Generalist Certificate. This level is completed in a two-day course and is a prerequisite for the higher levels of Q Processing Courses for any student not living or working processing coffee on a farm.